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Today's Sports

  • Taking the fifth - WLV teams...

    ALBUQUERQUE — It was their day in court, and both of West Las Vegas High’s varsity basketball teams pleaded the fifth on Saturday.

    The Lady Dons gradually outplayed Socorro in a 57-43 win, and then the Dons closed with a strong three quarters following a tight first period in a 63-34 rout of Bloomfield. Both games came in the consolation finals of the Hope Christian Invitational, giving West Las Vegas twin fifth-place trophies to take home.

  • Rico a 3-time champ

    ALBUQUERQUE — Racking up near-fall points about as quickly as the match referee could count them off, Robertson’s Rico Montoya cruised to an 18-3 win over Carlos Sandoval of Albuquerque’s Manzano High in the 132-pound championship of the 2014 Joe Vivian Wrestling Classic on Saturday night at Cibola High School.

    Montoya led the match 14-0 before yielding points to Sandoval.

    The RHS junior went 5-0 in the 132-pound division, securing an early stoppage and wrapping up his third Joe Vivian title in as many seasons.

  • Looking Ahead - Sports - Jan. 22...

    Wednesday
    Basketball
    • West Las Vegas girls (A,B,C) vs. Robertson, 4 p.m., Gillie Lopez Gym
    • Memorial Middle School boys vs. Valley, 4 p.m., MMS gym

    Thursday
    Basketball
    • Robertson boys (A,B,C) vs. Santa Rosa, 4 p.m., Mike Marr Gym
    • West Las Vegas boys (A,B) at Raton, 5:30 p.m., Raton
    Track and field
    • NMHU women at Air Force, TBA, Colorado Springs
    Wrestling
    • NMHU at Adams State, 7 p.m., Alamosa, Colo.

    Friday
    Basketball

  • Close calls in Nebraska

    A late turnover by Chadron State helped the Highlands Cowboys hang on to an 85-82 squeaker Friday night in Chadron, Neb.

    Mannie Cass and Stargell Love both posted double-doubles for Highlands. Cass dropped 15 points on the Eagles to go with a team-best 10 rebounds. Love had a full stat line, tallying a game-high 18 points and 10 assists, plus five boards and three assists.

  • Nailbiter! Robertson girls edge...

    Eleven lead changes. Three ties. One wild momentum swing in the first half, and an even wilder one in the second.

    Sunday may have belonged to Tom Brady and Peyton Manning, but Friday night was all about Chantel Sena and Gerty Herrera. Or Brianna Pacheco and Abbey Bradley. Or Carmelita Padilla and Gigi Garcia.

  • Hope-ful
  • Cowboy wrestlers split duals

    New Mexico Highlands’ wrestling team split a pair of road dual meets to close this past week.

    The Cowboys lost 30-9 at Chadron State on Thursday in Nebraska, with Erick Rangel (125 lbs.), Easton Hargrave (174) and Justin Rockhill (197) all winning by decision.

    NMHU rebounded the following night, beating Colorado School of Mines 34-12 in Golden, Colo.

    Hargrave, Cody Marquez (285) and Tre Humphrey (133) pinned their opponents to highlight the dual win.

  • Aggies fall in Chi-Town

    The Associated Press

    CHICAGO  — Clarke Rosenberg scored 20 points and Quinton Pippen added 19 with eight rebounds as Chicago State defeated New Mexico State 86-81 Thursday night.

    The Cougars (8-9, 3-0 WAC) shot 54.9 percent from the field and were 8 of 12 from beyond the arc. Matt Ross scored 17 points, Nate Duhon contributed 12 and Corey Gray had 10 for Chicago State.

  • West teams win Friday

    The following are scores from this past weekend’s Hope Christian basketball tournaments.

    Thursday: Lovington boys 69, West Las Vegas 62
    Los Lunas girls 80, West Las Vegas 49

    Friday: West Las Vegas boys 69, Rehoboth 41
    West Las Vegas girls 63, Hot Springs 26

    Saturday: West Las Vegas boys 63, Bloomfield 34
    West Las Vegas girls 57, Socorro 43

  • Looking Ahead - Sports - Jan. 20...

    Monday
    No local varsity events scheduled

    Tuesday
    Basketball
    • NMHU women vs. Northern New Mexico, 6 p.m., Wilson Complex
    • Robertson boys (A,B) at Mora, 5:30 p.m., Montoya Gym
    • West Las Vegas boys vs. Wagon Mound, 7 p.m., Gillie Lopez Gym
    • West Las Vegas boys (B,C) vs. Maxwell, 4 p.m., Gillie Lopez Gym
    • West Las Vegas Middle School boys vs. Capshaw, 4 p.m., WLVMS gym